World Bulletin / News Desk
In a statement, the ministry said that Azerbaijani soldier Salih Memmedov was martyred Wednesday evening when Armenian forces opened fire.
No details were given on where the incident took place, but there have been recurring clashes in the Upper Karabakh region, which pro-Armenian militia occupied in 1993.
This April, according to the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry, more than 270 military personnel were killed in the worst breach of a 1994 treaty between the sides.
Three UN Security Council Resolutions (853, 874 and 884), and United Nations General Assembly Resolutions 19/13 and 57/298 refer to Karabakh as being part of Azerbaijan. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe refers to the region as being occupied by Armenian forces.